13 days in Western Europe Itinerary

13 days in Western Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train to Liverpool James Street, Ferry to Douglas
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Douglas, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and National Gallery. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary builder website.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to London is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. While traveling from Fort Lauderdale, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in London, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Llandudno.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Llandudno, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tudnos Church, then explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, then take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Smallest House in Britain, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then admire the sheer force of Swallow Falls, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Welsh Mountain Zoo.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Llandudno sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from London to Llandudno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Llandudno hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Douglas.
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Douglas, United Kingdom — 1 day

The capital and the commercial hub of the island, Douglas represents a traditional seaside resort, booming finance center, and bustling working harbor.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Adamnan's Church, Lonan, make a trip to The Great Laxey Wheel and Mines Trail, then examine the collection at Manx Museum, and finally make a trip to Isle of Man Steam Railway.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Douglas road trip website.

Do a combination of car and ferry from Llandudno to Douglas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and then explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Edinburgh road trip site.

You can fly from Douglas to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Belfast.
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Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 2 nights

A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at HMS Caroline, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, then examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne, then see the interesting displays at W5, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Belfast trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Belfast takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Belfast, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kids will enjoy Guinness Storehouse and St Stephens Green. There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Dublin travel planner.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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England travel guide

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A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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Wales travel guide

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Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.
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Isle of Man travel guide

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Passionately proud of its history and culture, the Isle of Man boasts the world’s oldest continuous parliament and enjoys a semi-autonomous status within the UK. Islanders have little patience for tourism for most of the year, except for the few summer weeks when the island hosts the world-famous Tourist Trophy (TT) motorcycle racing events. During the height of the season, nearly 50,000 bike enthusiasts bring lots of noise and a bit of chaos to the island’s lush valleys and rugged hills. To enjoy unspoiled nature and undisturbed silence, avoid coming to the island during the bike races, or simply escape deeper into the rolling countryside and away from the crowds in town.
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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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Northern Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.
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Ireland travel guide

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Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.
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